Posted by Arkansas 911 News Chief Editor Paul Maddox
All suspects are presumed innocent until determined guilty in court.
Hot Springs Police Officer Stockwell reports that he was on patrol downtown Friday around 4AM when he found a red Pontiac Vibe being operated on public streets with a defective headlight. He turned on the blue lights and conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle at the intersection of Reserve and Opera Streets.
Off. Stockwell made contact with the driver, Kaitlin Victoria Coleman, 24, of Hunter Drive in Garland County. He checked her pertinents through the police computer and learned that Ms. Coleman was an active probationer on supervision with a search waiver on file.
She was asked to exit the vehicle and did. Inside the vehicle, officers found: loaded .25 caliber Beretta pistol (reported stolen out of Jefferson County), unloaded Smith & Wesson Model 733 pistol, clear plastic baggie containing approximately .6 gram meth, 15.1 grams of fake meth in a plastic bag, digital scale, clear glass pipe with crystalline residue, several empty plastic bags and 4 Clonazepam pills.
Probationer Coleman was convicted of a felony crime in Garland County 7/2019. Felons are prohibited from possessing firearms in Arkansas.
Probationer Coleman is charged with Felony Simultaneous Possession Of Drugs And Firearms, Felony Possession Of Meth With Purpose To Deliver, Felony Possession Of A Controlled Substance With Purpose To Deliver, Felony Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia x2, Felony Theft By Receiving and Felony Possession Of A Firearm By Certain Persons and was initially being held without bond.